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Member Newsletter: September 3, 2015

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Member Exclusive

From the News Center


Convention News

Career Center

Upcoming Events


Member Exclusive

Reflections from SISPP 2015

With NSF funding, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology offers members a chance to attend the Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP), a bi-annual two-week intensive summer experience for up to 80 pre-doctoral social and personality psychology students. SISPP offers five courses and two unique workshops led by top researchers and teachers in the field. SISPP 2015 was held at Northeastern University in Boston. Read about the program and experiences of four SISPP attendees, Malik BoykinVeronica LamarcheVivan Ta, and Michael Thai.




From the News Center

Some Single People are Happy on Their Own, Research Finds

People who fear relationship conflicts are just as happy when they are single or in a relationship, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality ScienceRead more on the SPSP News Center.



Climate Change and Disasters: How Framing Affects Justifications for Giving or Withholding Aid to Disaster Victims

Researchers found a reasoning effect whereby framing a disaster as related to climate change may motivate climate change skeptics to construe information in a biased way as a means to disengage from helping the victims. Read more on the SPSP News Center.





Member Spotlight: Nick Brown

SPSP graduate student member and GSC President Nick Brown earned his B.A. in Psychology from UC Riverside and his M.S. in Experimental Psychology at Villanova University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Florida Atlantic University studying situational assessment and personality. Read SPSP's interview with Nick Brown in the monthly member spotlight.



Apply for the SAGE Young Scholar Award Today

The SAGE young Scholar award, which recognizes outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology, is now accepting applications. The awardees will receive an award of $5,000 to be used for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes. Apply for the award here.


We Want to Share Your News

Whether it’s professional (new job, book, award) or personal (wedding, children, passing of a colleague), let us help you share it with SPSP Members. Submit your announcement to be published in SPSP's Community Updates.





Convention News

#SPSP2016 Registration is Now Open

Registration for SPSP's Annual convention and preconferences has officially opened. Register early to get a spot in your top-choice preconference, which have limited space. Be sure to register before December 18 for our early bird pricing. Learn more about preconferences and register for the convention.

Find a Roommate for the 2016 Convention

Are you looking to save some money at SPSP's upcoming convention? Find a roommate to share a room with in the SPSP hotel block. Read more about our room-sharing portal, and view the list of individuals looking for roommates.

Convention Catch-Up

Don't forget to check out SPSP's YouTube channel to catch up on symposia from our 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. You will also find presentations from years past. 


Career Center

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Open Area
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA USA

Assistant Professor Position in Social Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA USA

Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA USA

Assistant Professor, Open Area
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL USA

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
American University
Washington, DC USA

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Hope College
Holland, MI USA

Assistant Professors in Cognitive and Social or Developmental Psychology
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID USA

Assistant/Associate Professor at University of Miami
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL USA

Faculty Member
Yale University
New Haven, CT USA

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Upcoming Events

Conference in Honor of Donald Campbell
September 10-11
Bethlehem, PA USA

3rd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference
September 18-19, 2015
Reykjavik, Iceland

2015 Person Memory Interest Group (PMIG) Conference
September 21-24, 2015
Estes Park, CO USA

Mixed Emoti-Con
October 23-24, 2015
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Foundation for Psychocultural Research UCLA Sex & Gender Conference
October 23-24, 2015
Los Angeles, CA USA

The Society for Consulting Psychology International Congress and Mid-Winter Conference
February 4-7, 2015
Orlando, Florida

The Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology 2016
November 7-11, 2016
Port au Prince, Haiti